What’s New–November 2, 2019

There are 3491 eBird hotspots in Ohio.

New eBird Hotspots

Brush Creek State Forest

Your eBird hotspot reviewer has added 8 new hotspots in the Brush Creek State Forest and I ask for help from birders in evaluating these new hotspots. The Brush Creek State Forest in Adams and Scioto counties is large and does not have much data in eBird. I hope that adding hotspots on roads and trails in the state forest will encourage birders to visit and submit checklists. If you visit this area, please help by using the new hotspots. Let me know if any of them do not seem appropriate or need to be adjusted.

Adams County

Brush Creek State Forest–Douglas Road Trail
Brush Creek State Forest–Hackelshin Road Trail

Scioto County

Brush Creek State Forest–Big Run Road
Brush Creek State Forest–Crabtree Cemetery Road
Brush Creek State Forest–Cramer Road
Brush Creek State Forest–Dry Fork Road
Brush Creek State Forest–Dry Run Creek Road
Brush Creek State Forest–Stone Quarry Ridge Trail

About this Website

Tip — What happened to the BirdTrax display of rare bird sightings?
If you were a fan of the BirdTrax display of notable bird sightings, you may be wondering what happened to it. eBird updated the application program interface (API) which meant the code for BirdTrax no longer works. The developer of BirdTrax did not have the time to continue development and support of the gadget. Instead, check these links.


Ohio Notable Bird Sightings
Thanks to Ken Andrews, an Ohio birder, who wrote the code for this display which you can view at the bottom of the home page of the Ohio eBird Hotspot website. There are two additional tabs on this display you may want to explore: Recent Sightings by County and Recent Checklists by County.

WhereDaBirds
WhereDaBirds is a similar display written by Ed Norton, a Massachusetts birder. I am unable to display WhereDaBirds within the website, so the link opens in a new tab or window. Some birders may prefer this display because it provides links to individual checklists which birders have submitted.

Cliff Swallows at Providence Metropark
Photo by Tom Fishburn

Updates

Thanks to Tom Fishburn for providing photos for the hotspots listed below.

Defiance County

Independence Dam State Park

Hocking County

Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve
Hocking Hills State Park–Old Mans Cave

Huron County

Norwalk Memorial Reservoir

Kitty Todd Nature Preserve
Photo by Tom Fishburn

Lucas County

Kitty Todd Nature Preserve
Oak Openings–Evergreen Lake
Providence Metropark
Salamander Flats

Mahoning County

Fellows Riverside Gardens
Mill Creek Park–Lily Pond
Mill Creek Park–Newport Wetlands

Medina County

Chippewa Lake–Krabill Shelter
Letha House Park–Lake and Wood Thrush Trails

Richland County

Ohio Bird Sanctuary

Summit County

Cuyahoga Valley National Park–Horseshoe Pond and Tree Farm
Deep Lock Quarry Metro Park

Wayne County

Wecht Road

Other Updates

Medina County

Westfield Center Village Park
Added photos.